Arsenal may face competition from Manchester City over rumoured transfer target Younes Belhanda, after it emerged that the Premier League leaders were considering him as a back up option should they fail to land Eden Hazard.
According to reports in the Daily Mail, mega-rich City are at loggerheads with Belgian star Hazard over his excessive wage demands, and are instead considering a move for Montpellier winger Belhanda.
Belhanda has enjoyed a successful season with Montpellier, scoring twelve times, firing the French side to the top of Ligue 1 with one game left to play.
His impressive displays have seen him shortlisted for Ligue 1 Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year, and have also caught the eye of Arsenal, who have been linked with the 22 year-old for a number of weeks.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has admitted his admiration for the Moroccan, highlighting his dribbling and passing as key attributes.
Arsenal appear to be undertaking a summer of rebuilding, with Lukas Podolski's transfer from FC Koln confirmed and a deal expected for Rennes star Yann M'Vila.
However, whether the Gunners are able to move for Belhanda depends on Manchester City's stance on the player.
Despite having a bustling squad of talent, City boss Roberto Mancini is expected to bring new faces to the Etihad this summer, and Belhanda would seemingly fit the bill in place of Hazard.